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Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart teaches political science at Acadia University. He is the author of three previous books, most recently Conventional Choices: Maritime Leadership Politics, co-authored with David Stewart.

Just One Vote

From Jim Walding's Nomination to Constitutional Defeat

Ian Stewart (Author)

In 1986, Jim Walding was nominated as the NDP candidate for the Manitoba constituency of St. Vital, and he won the nomination by only a single vote. Walding went on to bring down his own government by a single vote, marking the only time in the history of Canadian politics that a majority government was brought down from within.